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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 3, 2007 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sticking my snout where it no longer belongs

Wharf, you're right, sometimes you can't be sure if it's a seasoned troll trying to take advantage or a new acquaintance (I really don't like the term 'newbie', it's so derogatory - we were all newbies once) with a genuine query. Probably it's best to give the benefit of the doubt (unless your antennae are really twitching) and treat the new poster as a friend. I know I've said this before, but if they turn out not to be genuine who comes off looking worse? You for being friendly, or them for being a manipulative asshole?

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 3, 2007 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sticking my snout where it no longer belongs

yes rob the friendly route is the way to go.
one thing i do is when i see a new name on the board check to see if they ever posted before. Then read thier post.
If you get a dumb reply after your reply time to move on.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 3, 2007 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sticking my snout where it no longer belongs

Does that mean I should stop with the dumb replies??

;)

The whole T&S thing was reminding me of an old cult classic with Don Johnson . . . yes you guessed it "A Boy and his Dog"

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 3, 2007 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sticking my snout where it no longer belongs

Ugh...that "ending"...hadn't thought of that for while.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Dec 3, 2007 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sticking my snout where it no longer belongs

I completely agree Rob. I think the experience of Ms. Brown was a classic example of why you should not assume that a new poster is a troll in disguise. If they are a troll they will reveal themselves as such in due time.

On a completely different subject, I sent you an email late last week (sdh provided me with your address) did you receive it?